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26 RV Parks near Ovid, New York
Sites: 40 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 26 Reviews
Jul 2018 - $33.00
This campground is easy to reach and any updated GPS will take you right to the entrance driveway. The driveway in is paved with no overhanging trees. This is mainly a seasonal park with different sites for transients, so if you're thinking of staying here call first and make sure they have a space for you. The park is well groomed and well taken care of. The campground owner and host are fantastic and extremely helpful. The roads in the park and access to the transient spots are narrow but there are no overhanging trees. The transient sites are mixed in that some are gravel, some are grass. They are also mixed in terms of being level. Some are great, others not so. The section we were in was an odd one. Pedestals were shared so one rig pulled in, the one next to it would have to back in. Our site #85 I had to go in the wrong way in order to hook up, if I didn't I would have needed at least 40 feet of sewer hose to hook up. So, I just ran everything under the coach to the hookups and had no issues. Of course, this way I could not use the picnic table nor the fire ring. We had no shade at all. In this section either site 86 or 88 would be a better choice. Good over the air TV. Verizon cell service was good but the wifi using the Hot Spot was iffy. We would stay here again but would be a bit more particular about our site. - William T
Jun 2018 - $35.00
Friendly managers. Large, open, well kept, grassy area making for a nice view. Restrooms are located in a bath house and were primitive and not very clean. Concrete block with lots of stains or mold. The wifi was consistent but slow. Nothing special here and I don't think much else is available in the area. - Phoenixaway
Sep 2017 - $36.00
We have camped here several times. It is convenient to wineries. Located on the west side of Cayuga and short drive to the east side of Seneca. We were greeted by the owner who checked us in. We received delicious loaf of Amish bread and were thanked for our Firefighter service. 50's have shade 60's are in the open. They have several cabins and travel trailers they rent out and most are pet friendly. - handette
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This was our second time staying at this campsite. We came back because we enjoyed how quiet it was, and how nice the owner was. This year it was like an entirely different campsite. The owner was exceptionally rude to us our entire stay, and was not very accommodating of our camper's needs - she would not move us to another site when we discovered the hookups were too far from the plug in spots, and assured us that the camper blocking us from pulling out would be gone before us (they were not). The bathrooms need a lot of updating and were dark, smelly, and hot. I don't expect luxury when camping, but this was downright gross. The campsite is mostly seasonal campers who were very rude towards new comers, but had a tight knit clique who were loud and boisterous late into the evening when we were trying to sleep. We had family join us in the tent, and when we went to reserve their space the owner acted like they would be full for the weekend and was again quite rude to us. However the weekend came and there were plenty of open tent spaces for our family. This was our second stay at this campsite, and it will most definitely be our last. - pancakevampire
Sep 2015 - $35.00
The camp is very well located if you are interested in exploring the Finger Lakes wineries. It is small and very unassuming, which we like. We tend to avoid the "mega-campgrounds". Most of the sites are occupied by seasonal campers so availability of sites is very limited. The best site is #1 for non seasonal camping. Plenty of space and not overlooking anyone else. There is no privacy, the sites are pretty much one next to the other.
We love the private beach and lake access. Very romantic and quiet. We would definitely stay there again sure we decide to go back to the Finger Lakes. - Catalina W
Jul 2015 - $26.00
Based on our experience so far, this is a typical northern New York campground. Out of 20 RV sites, all but 4 were occupied by seasonals. The 3 sites available for transients are tight for large rigs. We were in a 34 motorhome and it was very difficult to maneuver into site 20. Site 20 and 1 are the only 2 sites with any hope of getting a satellite signal from your rooftop. The site are grass and dirt, with a little gravel thrown around where you park your RV. A 4G Verizon signal was present, but data speeds were very slow. The campground appeared to have a wifi signal, but we didn't use it. Firewood was reasonably priced. A walk down a fairly steep hill got you to Lake Seneca. There are boat docks available.
The most interesting part was the quarter mile drive down a narrow gravel road with several blind corners. There is no room for vehicles to pass one another.
This is a good area to base camp for Watkins Glen, Geneva, Hammondsport and many wineries and breweries. The daily rate reflects the weekly price. Per day it is $30. Per week it is $180 in spite of what their website says.
The sites are tight. Our windshield was about 3 feet from the back end of the motorhome in front of us.
If you are gong to stay here, disconnect your Toad at the scenic overlook on Highway 14 near Randall Crossing Road. Use your toad to run interference going down the narrow gravel road to warn off any on coming traffic. - FnEJ
May 2019 - $28.00
The campground is set upon a former Naval Training Facility. Great history surrounding that aspect of the facility. The campgrounds are what you would expect for the price. Make sure you bring an extension power cord and most will not reach the pedestal. I saw 3 major drawbacks. The campground has close to 300 sites and most of the people who stay there have a camper of some sort. There were only a handful (4-5) of water spigots in the loop of 50 sites. In addition when you arrive there was only 1 spigot to fill up with potable water. It was over an hour wait on a Thursday afternoon. There were only 2 dump stations for the entire campground as well. There were at least 20 campers lined up. The site housed the 2nd largest Naval training facility in the country at one time. 1000's of men were housed here. There has to be more capabilities for dump stations and water fill ups. Finally, the bath house/toilets are located at the center of each loop which is fine, but there are no gravel access trails or roads that lead to the building. You basically have to walk through someone's campsite to get there. This is a huge violation or camper/campsite etiquette. People were good about it, but it could have been easily remedied with a load of gravel. - Gmucha
Jun 2018 - $28.00
We stayed at Sampson State Park for a week in June and loved it! We had a nice shady, somewhat level and very spacious campsite in Loop 2. There are several water spigots in the center of each loop so, if you have enough hose or are close enough, you can fill your water tanks at your campsite. Otherwise, you will need to fill up at the dump station on your way in. Each site shares an electric pedestal, so you will probably need an extension cord for your power connection. The state park used to be an old Navy and Air Force base back during WWII and the Korean war. There are numerous roads (some not kept up very well) all around the state park so you can ride your bike for miles in the park itself. We visited the Museum on a day they were closed so we weren't able to see the inside, but enjoyed wandering around the outside looking at the memorials and artifacts. There are several geocaches hidden within the park if you are into geocaching. The only negative part to our experience was the fact that there are no rules dictating which way campers can pull into their sites; therefore, people were parked sideways and backwards in sites that should be typical back-in sites. I'm sure some do it because of the distance to the power pedestals, but our neighbors parked backwards in their site so that their front door was facing our front door. A bit uncomfortable when you are sitting out in front of your camper and staring right at other people. Only two trailers can dump at one time. Sunday morning check out was a nightmare for some with trailers lined up down the road waiting to dump. Other than that, the stay was great and we would definitely come back if in the area. - LZee11
May 2018 - $32.00
Very nice campground. Two dump stations near exit. Would definitely stay here again. - DCK22
Aug 2018 - $63.00
We stayed here for the access to the NY bus tour . Well worth the money . Also close to West Point. Staff very helpful . Site was good size back in & level . We picked the upper level for satellite. Very quiet & nice view . - lv ron
Apr 2011 - $12.00
We called & met the owner, the place was more like an open field adjacent to large farm land -- somewhat isolated, though there were several long-term camp units further in, under the trees; we wanted satellite reception, so parked out on the long access road leading into the place. We stayed here in late season, after Labor Day, wanted water & electric hook-ups; we are/were 50' long, with 30' fifth wheel.. We will stay here, again -- likely in Oct. - Don_F
Apr 2019 - $26.00
We stayed in Site 17. The power pillar and the water pillar are very far from the site. Since all the water sources are "5 minute only, no Y-connectors", we got the trailer close enough to the power pillar to reach at the extreme length of our power cord. To be fair, the poles on the sites on the other side of the road are all closer, although very near to neighbors. Very clean restrooms (heated!) and super-friendly staff. Campers need to know the Park Office is not located in the campground. It's on the main road (Rte. 89) on the lakeside of the park. - Pat Gleason
Jul 2018 - $28.00
We have heard a lot about the Taughannock Falls and wanted to go there. First the good. The falls is breathtaking, and Cayuga Lake was nice. The campground...first there are no signage telling you where you need to go. The main campground office is not even at the campground. It's down the road and on the opposite side. We had to call the office for directions while driving through the campground looking for it. Once logged in, we found our site, very very small, it took some skill to back up a 26' camper and full size truck into this site without hitting the neighbors. Then we find out our power pedestal is shared with the neighbor on our door side of the rig. Once unhooked it was very tough to find room for the truck. The bathrooms and shower were nice and well kept. The beach was closed the entire time we were there but there is nice play area for kids. Ithaca is just down the road so it's pretty easy to get dinner/supplies. I would not stay here again just because of how tight the sites are....unless I have a smaller camper. The falls is worth the trip. Hopefully the beach will open again. - ADKMan
Jun 2018 - $32.00
There are only about three spaces that are suitable for fifth wheels or long trailers. It took us 30 minutes to get into our space and level. We had to use our Anderson levelers. They have poles with site numbers in odd places and they are easy to hit. It was very frustrating which is not what you want after a long drive. Most of the spaces do not have electric. Also, my husband used the bath house showers and there was no way to control the temperature. Most of his shower was in cold water with intermittent warm water. We got two useless channels on the tv using rv antenna. Also, there is no wifi and barely any cell coverage with AT&T. - Ceil-54
Aug 2017 - $35.00
This park is in a great location. Very near to lots of activities such as Ithaca and Watkins Glen. The park itself could use a serious clean up. The sites are a bit overgrown; I don't think they've been 'weed wacked' in a while. The site number signs could use a coat of fresh paint along with the signage out on the road. The bathrooms and showers....well, they should be bulldozed and rebuilt. The owners/staff were super helpful about the area and very friendly. We spoke with several of the full timer's and they were great as well. Overall a mixed campground. Great potential but needs some help. - techieguy
May 2017 - $34.00
Jammed with people on the weekend. Better during the week. People's sites are trashy looking. Mostly dirt and pot holes in roads. No water pressure. Mgmt was nice and allowed us to change sites so we would have mostly grass. Could be nice because property is beautiful with lots of trees but would need a good clean up of seasonal or permanent sites and not putting sites on top of each other. - Mmd57
Aug 2016 - $80.00
Very nice family park. Very quiet at night. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. - rhn5595
Oct 2018 - $20.00
Thought this was a pretty CG, seasonal did get the nicer spots by the water, but the pull throughs were easy to get into. The only tough time for our 40' was going around corners because of the big boulders placed around, but we made it. We asked for open spot for satellite and there are plenty of them and wooded sites too. We never got the wifi password, so not sure if it worked or not. Verizon was okay, there was 30 amp and 50, site was pretty level. Man at front desk was very nice and helpful. Would be nice to stay here for a while. - dorcol
Oct 2017 - $40.00
The site was okay except that we had to share our faucet and pedestal with another RV and mine was on the wrong side. The park was crowded but manageable. We would not stay here again. - HaveDieselWillTravel
Oct 2016 - $20.00
We were first directed to a space that had just been vacated by a seasonal renter. The Park obviously did not check the site as the sewer connection was broken and the power had a bad ground, shocking my wife when she touched the water pipe. Once we were moved to a better space, all was well. Nice staff. Good price.
The Harbor isn't much to speak of, as it was surrounded by long term renters, and well-weeded. Restrooms were spartan but functional. The area doesn't drain well when it rains, which it did. Walking to the restroom was a shoe-soaker. - Kvw613
Aug 2017 - $25.00
This is a city park operated by the City of Lancing. It is on a lake/river. The sites are gravel and level. The power was stable & the water was good, On a summer Sunday afternoon, the park was very crowded and the campground was mostly full. The sites are very close to one another. The campsites are unshaded, but because DirecTV satellites are low in the horizon, tall trees in center of park blocked a signal. There are only 2 OTA stations available. The Verizon signal good. I would stay again, but only for an overnight, perhaps two. - SunStar203
Jun 2016 - $25.00
What a gem. Surprised that Myers Park hasn't been reviewed before. A town park located right on Cayuga Lake! No pool but who needs it when you have the lake? Sites are at back of park, but can see a little from sites and easy walk. Our site (#11) required a couple boards to level but overall fairly level. Reservations REQUIRED; you must call during business hours. Only campground in county directly on the lake. About 2 1/2 miles to some shopping and 5 miles to good shopping (restaurants, groceries, hardware, etc), 10 miles to downtown Ithaca. Wonderful onsite host. "Bathroom" near camping are a couple porta-potties, flush and showers in the swimming area. Train behind park runs twice a day - on most days. - BandD
Aug 2017 - $28.00
A bare bones campground. The electric side has only 30 or so sites, some without water, and many taken up by tent campers. Campground roads are tight and sites are small. If you have a rig much bigger than 30' you'll have trouble stuffing yourself in here. The East/electric side backs up to a busy county road - lots of traffic noise. The big plus is the direct lake access, just a short walk from the East loop. Nice swimming beach at the lake with a lifeguard and big bath house. We used Cayuga Lake State Park as an overnight stop, and there are probably better choices in the area. - Flying Mantis
Jul 2016 - $19.00
Was a nice quiet campground, large site, but was listed as partial shade and it should have been listed as full sun as it was very hot. It was not an electric site, so air conditioning was on only during the hours I could use the generator (9 to 11 am & 5 to 9 pm). The campgrounds were clean with pretty large sites. There was some nice biking we could do in the area. Our site was large, nice and level, and easy to back into. - Garand1
Jun 2016 - $27.00
Sites are level, accessible and each contains picnic table and fire pit, shared water. Our one complaint about this park is that they still have not addressed their power problem. Voltage at the sites runs 131 and spikes to 133 & 134. Our Surge Supressor was constantly tripping. Park people when informed, acknowledged the problem, however said the only people reporting problems are ones with newer rv's(ones with sophisticated Power Mgmt Systems). We came up with some workarounds- shutting off power at night, running air conditioner during the day.The power issue was a real problem and based on that we would probably not return here. - vt3fan
Jun 2019 - $26.00
After over ten years of camping at Keuka Lake State Park, my wife and I don't think we will go back. Our recent 5-night stay was horrendous. Our site, number 75 was abominable! Water, ruts from their mowers and John Deere carts, etc. We could not set up camp by our rig, or, even put the awning out because it would block the sun fr0m the muddy mayhem of our site. To make matters worse, we had our grand-dog for the five-night stay and both of us and him had to tiptoe around the site just to get to the high spot where we placed our mat and chairs. We asked for another site but was only offered a non-electric site, which booking six months out and having an electric-only fridge did not work for us. During our stay, we noticed site 95 as dry an empty except for an overnight stay Sunday. Just today, 6/13/19 I called the park to complain about our recent stay and ask why we were not offered site 95 when requested. I was told that that is a handicapped site. Well, there are no signs stating that, nor are there any special provisions on that site such as a concrete pad that would make that site any more suitable for a handicapped person than any other site. I have stayed on that site in the past. At one time this state park was our favorite park. Though they have spent some money on upgrading the restroom/shower houses and put up nice looking 4x4 posts with signs and flowers, if you can't enjoy your camper and your campsite, why go in the first place? We won't be back. - vincee
Jun 2019 - $33.00
We stayed here the first week of June in a 30' travel trailer. The rangers were very friendly and helpful, and things were pretty quiet. We stayed in Site 092 in the Twin Fawns Loop, one of the electric sites in this loop. The drive in was easy and all sites seemed easy to back in to. We filled up with water near site 56, but it would have been easier at the dump station on the way in (more level). The sites here are all very spacious and separated by tall shrubs and trees. There had been quite a bit of rain here in the previous week and many of the sites were pretty muddy. It might be wise to give the office a call to get their recommendations for the driest sites available. Verizon had 4g and 2 bars and decent download speeds here. Our WeBoost cell phone amp cranked that up to 4 bars and enabled much faster downloads. We were not able to get any channels of OTA TV. There was no WIFI in the campground There were a few mosquitoes, but they didn't seem too troublesome at this time of year. There were a few hiking trails, but we found them to be overgrown and pretty muddy while we were there. The trailheads for the yellow and green trails were at campsites (between 74 & 76 and 66 & 68) - seemed like that could be an issue if you were camped there. There is a picnic area, beach, and boat launch area at the lake. We drove down but didn't really check it out. There is a lot to do in the area. Lots of wine, beer, and liquor tasting places. It is a good thing that alcohol is allowed in the campground area. There are lots of placed to go hiking, but the weather put a damper on that. - Capt Gerry
Jun 2018 - $30.00
We stayed in the Twin Fawns loop. Secluded sites, just about every site has brush on either side. Plenty of site space and a quiet CG. Showers clean. Beach is down a hill, we drove down instead of walking or biking. CG close to many wineries and golf courses. Penn Tan a short drive north has groceries. Real nice place here. - Bob806